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CINCINNATI (AP) - An Ohio homeowner and his nephew have been convicted of murder and arson for a 2015 blaze that led to a firefighter's death. Butler County jurors found Lester Parker and William "Billy" Tucker guilty Wednesday morning, after getting the case late Tuesday. A judge sentenced both to life in prison, with a minimum of 15 years each. Parker and Tucker both testified in their own defense and denied any involvement in the fire.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Supreme Court has rescheduled its argument over Ohio's effort to purge inactive voters from the rolls for Jan. 10. The high court delayed the much anticipated proceeding last month, after one of the lawyers had a medical issue. Civil liberties groups are challenging the state's program for removing thousands of people from voter rolls based on their failure to vote in recent elections.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Police in Ohio say an unknown person fired several shots at officers while they were on a traffic stop. Columbus police say no one was injured in the shooting early Wednesday and police didn't return fire. A police statement says an officer had pulled over a motorist for driving a suspicious vehicle. Police say the officer's backup had arrived when someone appeared from between two houses and fired upon the officers and the stopped vehicle before fleeing.

CLEVELAND (AP) - A Cleveland police union president criticized for having his organization endorse Donald Trump's presidential candidacy and incendiary comments about NFL player protests has been ousted. Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association President Steve Loomis lost to former president Jeff Follmer on Tuesday in a member vote. The head of an association representing black officers tells members questioned provocative statements made by Loomis, who says he'll continue to champion police work.

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